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Planes, Thrones, and Groot
Oh hai! We’re back, and we have so much good stuff for you. Episode 64 starts off with a trip down memory lane as we journey through another Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles may not be the hallmark moment in the careers of John Candy and Steve Martin, but it’s certainly one of the movies that leaves a lasting impression!
With fresh eyes, Jay talks about his journey through this unique road trip flick and how it gave him a new appreciation for some of the comedic elements of these two actors.
After the appetizer, we deliver the main course of this episode… Guardians of the Galaxy! And almost a year after we started to see the first bits of this movie, we’re happy to report that Guardians has (mostly) exceeded our expectations. We’re giving you a lengthy look at Marvel’s latest piece in Phase 2. It feels like Firefly! GROOT! Chris Pratt is unstoppable, and holy cow, that voice acting from Bradley Cooper. Also, GROOT! But it’s not without its flaws, and we’re happy to talk about those at length too. Jay talks about the biggest hiccup for him, and Parris forecasts the next 10 years of Marvel movies.
But it doesn’t end there! Now that Marvel is doing SO well, it brings a Stark light (see what we did there?) onto the DC Universe. With such a rich set of characters and fun stuff, how can they be failing so hard? We give some honest feedback on their underperformance at this year’s Comic-Con and why DC needs to step up their game.
And as our show ends, Jay delivers a proposition that leaves Parris stunned. It’s the great Hulking of 2014. You won’t want to miss this, because it’s about to get … chilly…
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0:00 to 19:28 – Starting up, and this week’s Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen
19:28 to 29:23 – Our farewell to Robin Williams
29:23 to 1:11:43 – Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers on this, other recent Marvel movies, and mentions of DC Universe. Also, I am Groot). Various bits of minutia about TV shows, too!
1:11:43 to end – The Great Hulking of 2014 (super mild spoilers, but they’re from a few years ago)
Now, you’re probably saying to yourself that going to the movies is, inherently, not exactly something you can call “Daring”. Skydiving is daring. Bungee jumping is daring. Riding in a Toyota is daring, for a number of reasons. But sitting in a darkened theater with a piece of cinema? Meh. So let me explain.
You see, I’d been warned by at least a dozen people that seeing this movie was a bad idea. They said the trailers looked bad, they said that the general concept of the movie was poor, and that there was NO WAY ON EARTH that this movie could have any redeeming qualities whatsoever. Even Parris himself chided me that it would be a waste of time to see this movie.
So I’m here today to tell you something very important: There’s a recent movie that you probably haven’t seen yet, that’s still in your local theater, and it’s totally worth your time and money. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s probably BETTER if you see it in the theaters, because this is one of those times when having the big screen and a nice, booming sound system makes the movie a more complete experience. Ignore what your friends tell you about this. Set aside your preconceived notions. I’m here to tell you, right now, that there’s a 2010 movie you probably haven’t seen that you NEED to see, because it’s just so much fun, and so entertaining. In fact, I had so much fun that I’m adding this into my list of Top 10 Films for 2010.
Find out what the hell I’m talking about after the break.